Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lennon's Lyrics Auctioned

The hand written lyrics for John Lennon's song "Give Peace a Chance" were auctioned off at Christie's for the tidy sum of $833,654.

5 comments:

strawberryfields4ever said...

Boy, what I wouldn't have given to be at that auction. I've been a Lennon fan for so long. His tragic death was truly a loss to this world. And those lyrics (as well as for Imagine) should really be headed in these current and troubling times.

Anonymous said...

I think all Lennon did with that music of his was encourage people to embrace anarchism. Obviously, he didn't have any patriotism. And all this video does is encourage to defy the law and riot.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Fields -- I would have like to have been at that auction too, but I don't think I would have the money to even meet whatever the opening bid was.

Anon -- You're certainly entitled to your opinion. However, I have to disagree with the point that Lennon purposely incited riots or promoted anarchism. If anything, he was all about encouraging peaceful protest. I think one would be hard pressed to interpret any encouragement to defy the law and start riots in "Give Peace a Chance."

Anonymous said...

Around the same time, in June 1969, Lennon held a peace seminar in Ottawa, a video of which has just been released.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Thanks for the video link. I'm safely assuming that you're not the first anonymous.